posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 08:02 PM
Under meltdown conditions, barter, much like the current blackmarket in Gold trade - would occur regardless of regulations to the contrary - but there
will be no teotwawki imo. I have always maintained that folks holding precious metals for the sole purpose of barter in an ultimate end of the world
scenario will probably be disappointed - but rewarded none-the-less for having protected a % of their personal wealth - as other asset classes
continue to sefl-implode. Asians
have an historical grasp on this concept - a fundamental
understanding lost to much of the West through decades of fiat currency worship - and blind allegience to the hegemonic benefits associated with
Reserve Currency status.
The underground market in PM trading has always existed - and continues to thrive - possibly the closest thing we have to actual free market
enterprise. On any given weekend in backwater motel rooms across the country, bugs gather to buy/sell - anonymously - no paperwork - no taxation -
nothing changes hands but metal & cash. Regardless, I avoid 'em - prefer to trade the corrupted, officially sanctioned 'free market'
exchanges...and buy/sell physical via recognized, licensed bullion dealers. I'm kinda conventional that way.
Domination of the PM market by a handful of gubmn't proxy bullion banks is well documented - painfully self-evident - but waning in effect as
evidenced by glancing at a 10yr Gold chart. There is a predictable, trade-able rhythm to the machinations of the Comex Gold manipulators - specs are
catching-on - and - increasingly play these capping efforts to their advantage.
The Treasury hopes to float 60BB in bond issues this week = predicable selling pressure from the usual Gold suspects = opportunity - bank on it.